What are the 6 skills that motorsport athletes need to succeed? You will learn what they are in this week’s edition of the Driver Development Roundup.
I also bring you details on how applications are now open for the FIA’s Girls on Track – Rising Stars program, how to start racing later in life, an introduction to Racing Pride and more.
All this in this week’s Driver Development Roundup on Motorsport Prospects. Its news that aspiring racers, no matter what the age can use.
MotiV8 Training explains the 6 skills that motorsport athletes need to succeed. “Motorsport is an exhilarating sport that demands not only exceptional driving skills but also a unique set of qualities and abilities. While racing results are undoubtedly important, there are several other skills that motorsport athletes must possess to excel in this highly competitive field. In this blog article, we will explore the key skills beyond racing results that are crucial for motorsport athletes to achieve success. So, fasten your seatbelts and let’s dive into the world of motorsport athleticism!“
The FIA and its Women in Motorsport Commission have announced the fourth edition of the FIA Girls on Track – Rising Stars project, with the opening of registrations.
The program, in collaboration with the Ferrari Driver Academy and supported by Iron Dames, aims to detect, and nurture the female racing talent of the future of the best 12-16 years old female drivers from around the world. It offers them a unique opportunity to forge a professional career in motor sport.
The registrations are open from June 26. Applicants must have proven their credentials in national karting championships as a minimum and be fluently English. More information can be found here.
A lot of the time in my Driver Development Roundup column I focus on younger drivers as they look to develop their motorsport careers, but what about older racers you may ask? Well that is the question that Ross Bentley answered in a recent Ask Ross column where the question was: What advice do you have for drivers starting later in life, and how to manage age-related performance regressions? You can read Ross’s answer here.
On the 54th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, BlackBook Motorsport chatted with Matt Bishop, founder ambassador of Racing Pride, about how the organization is seeking to drive change in a sport severely lacking in diversity.
“[Archaic attitudes] make motorsport feel unwelcoming. [For the younger demographic] who are not white male heterosexuals, perhaps they would feel maybe this isn’t for them, maybe they’ll try and become an Olympic diver because Tom Daley has shown that it’s possible. There’s that side of things, helping youngsters through these rites of passage, but it’s also helping adults who work with them to be more inclusive.”
You can find out more about Racing Pride here.
In her latest If I’m Honest podcast, host and race driver Julia Landauer gives her hot take on all-women racing series.
“Did you know that motorsports racing is one of the few sports where men and women compete together to the highest levels? That being said, there are still very few women racing in motorsports. In an effort to change that, several all-women racing series, including the W Series and F1 Academy, have been developed over the last five years, with varying types of reception and success. In this episode of If I’m Honest, Julia Landauer gives her unfiltered opinion on all-women racing series, she shares some studies from Dr. Ferguson at Michigan State University pertaining to men’s and women’s heat management, and she gives her idea of what would be the best way to help more women climb the ranks of motorsports.”